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Maj JP “Pete” Walker

Maj JP “Pete” Walker

Birth
Cottle County, Texas, USA
Death 13 Oct 1983 (aged 67)
Colorado, USA
Burial Denver, Denver County, Colorado, USA
Plot T, 0, 2122
Memorial ID 1288438 · View Source
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JP was the youngest of 10 children and grew up on his family's farm in Texas. He dropped out of high school during his junior year to travel the country, ending up at Fort Logan, CO. where he enlisted in the U.S. Army as a medic. He was then assigned to Fitzsimmons Army Medical Center where he had various duties from attending patients in the TB ward, to assisting in surgery.
During WW2 he was a combat medic with the Tenth US Army seeing action in Guadalcanal, Guam, the Philippines, Saipan, and Okinawa where he stayed for two years after the War ended until 1947.
After the War he received his high school GED, attended the University of Maryland, and then went on to graduate from Officers Candidate School (OCS), becoming a commissioned officer.
At the outbreak of the War in Korea, Lt. Walker was a member of the 2nd Infantry Division acting as commander of a fleet of ambulances coupled with medical supply. While in Korea he was part of a group of medics and ambulance drivers on a rescue mission of stranded US soldiers only to discover that they were behind enemy lines at the 38th Parallel. Over the course of 3 days, traveling only at night while hiding during daylight, he managed to return to his own camp discovering then that he was the only one to make it back alive.
JP retired from the Army as a Major in 1959 having earned the Bronze Star, the World War 2 Victory Medal among others. He then moved to Denver, CO. where he worked until retirement at Denver General Hospital in the medical supply department. He died in 1983 and was buried at Ft. Logan National Cemetery with full military honors.


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  • Maintained by: LaDene
  • Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Office
  • Added: 26 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 1288438
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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Maj JP “Pete” Walker (24 May 1916–13 Oct 1983), Find A Grave Memorial no. 1288438, citing Fort Logan National Cemetery, Denver, Denver County, Colorado, USA ; Maintained by LaDene (contributor 47148875) .